Introducing Glint

Nodeck has now been rebranded as Glint. We haven't launched yet, but we're getting close. Stay tuned.…

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Brief update on 'Nodeck'

Since my last post, I have recieved investment from an as yet unnamed Jersey business, and will be launching 'Nodeck' some time in the next few months as a full SaaS. We have contracted The Observatory to do all the branding work, and along with this, 'Nodeck' will be getting a new name and logo (hence the quotes). Work is due to start later this week, so it should be less than a fortnight until I can share Nodeck's new identity!…

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The Birth of Nodeck

Background A few weeks ago, I attended HackJsy, Jersey's yearly hackathon. This year it was geared towards financial technology (fintech), with sponsors in the sector such as GABI and SatoshiLabs. While HackJsy never has strict requirements on entries, its suggested that you try and stick to the topic. With that in mind, I started brainstorming potential ideas with three key points in mind: Solve a problem Use a cryptocurrency Something real time and/or big data The first objective is pretty standard of any hackathon project (or indeed, business). The…

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Subverting the JEP's Paywall

Like many newspapers, the JEP has begun implementing a paywall for all articles on its site. It's not complete yet, so for now they are not requiring a paid account, however plan on launching in early March. Their new site, launched late last year, is built on WP MVC, described as: A full-fledged Wordpress framework with conventions that are similar to those of Ruby on Rails and CakePHP After reading several articles, you're presented with the following screen: A brief analysis of the URLs requested when the form is submitted…

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The Demise of Pentagon

The idea for Pentagon started back in 2014, when I was building an online VPN service. I wanted an easy method to bill people using cryptocurrencies, however could find nothing that could be justified as easy. The issues with existing services differed from processor to processor, however several facts remained consistent: Registration required Complex fee tiers, plans and contracts Address, bank account and identity verification often required Transaction limit Complex API At this point, I decided that the best option would be to build my own. Cryptocurrencies revolve around the…

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